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Imagine a band that faces the kind of trajectory usually posited as a hard-luck story, a series of events that goes a little something like this: First, they drop a name-making debut that winds up becoming both one of the most acclaimed, hardest-to-follow first efforts by any group of an entire decade, and the last… More »

In a way, it’s cosmically appropriate that Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) came out on the same day as a Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders. (R. Kelly’s 12 Play also came out on that day, but I only have so many of these 20th-anniversary posts in me.) In retrospect, Enter TheMore »

In today’s Listomania, we unveil our favorite 10 bands who have a member that doesn’t play or do anything, and that’s no intended sleight to these critical players, whether they be hypemen, “vibes managers,” or just token old dudes to round out a musical family. Honorable mention goes out to Broken Social Scene’s fourth guitar… More »

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A Tribe Called Quest – “Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams Remix)”

"Bonita Applebum" is one of A Tribe Called Quest's earliest singles, a highlight from the group's 1990 debut album People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths
Chris DeVille | 11:47 am

Check Out Marvel Comics Versions Of Classic Hip-Hop Album Covers

Earlier this year, a few Marvel Comics issues worked Run The Jewels’ fist-and-gun logo into their covers. Now, Marvel is diving even deeper into the…
Peter Helman | July 14, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Watch Jack White Perform With Q-Tip At MSG

Jack White brought out Q-Tip during the encore of his show at Madison Square Garden last night to do a few songs. Q came out…
James Rettig | January 31, 2015 - 9:14 am

Joey Bada$$ – “No. 99″

Joey Bada$$ built his entire career on nostalgia for early '90s New York hip-hop, but the motif that felt exciting circa 2012 debut mixtape 1999
Chris DeVille | December 8, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Q-Tip Developing Auto-Biographical TV Series With Leonardo DiCaprio & Jonah Hill

The Native Tongues movement of the late '80s and early '90s was an exciting time for hip-hop, a new infusion of eccentric (and Afrocentric!) idea…
Chris DeVille | January 10, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Kanye Announces Rescheduled Yeezus Tour Dates

Kanye West's Yeezus Tour has been on blocks since Halloween, when news broke regarding a truck crash that destroyed a custom video truss and a…
Chris DeVille | November 6, 2013 - 2:11 pm

A Tribe Called Quest Announce Final Shows Supporting Kanye West

This fall's forthcoming Yeezus tour was already looking like a monster, with Kanye West headlining and Kendrick Lamar on board as well. (Kendrick has reportedly
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2013 - 4:12 pm

The Low End Theory Turns 20

Until I saw Q-Tip's tweet from last week, I hadn't put together that Nevermind came out the same day as The Low End Theory. How…
Corban Goble | September 26, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Watch Kanye Play Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest

This past weekend, Q-Tip's headlining set at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival became a cameo-heavy stage party, with everyone from Bustah Rhymes to Monie Love…
Amrit Singh | July 19, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Time’s All-Time 100 Albums

The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the "ALL-TIME 100" albums -- unranked and broken down by decade. We're…
Stereogum | November 14, 2006 - 6:22 pm